Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 537.3
Other obstruction of duodenum
  • Short description: Duodenal obstruction NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 537.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 537.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 537.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 537.3: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired megaduodenum
  • Congestive duodenopathy
  • Duodenal anastomotic stricture
  • Duodenal cicatrix
  • Duodenal disorder, cicatrix
  • Duodenal disorder, obstruction
  • Duodenal disorder, stricture
  • Duodenal disorder, volvulus
  • Duodenal obstruction
  • Duodenal papillary stenosis
  • Duodenal scar
  • Duodenal stricture
  • Duodenal volvulus
  • Megaduodenum
  • Obstruction of duodenum
  • Stenosis of duodenum
  • Stricture of duodenum
  • Volvulus of duodenum
537.3 Excludes
  • congenital obstruction of duodenum (751.1)
Applies To
  • Cicatrix of duodenum
  • Stenosis of duodenum
  • Stricture of duodenum
  • Volvulus of duodenum
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 537.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K31.5 Obstruction of duodenum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 537.3:
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
    • duodenum (see also Adhesions, peritoneum) 568.0
      • with obstruction 537.3
    • peritoneum, peritoneal (fibrous) (postoperative) 568.0
      • with obstruction (intestinal) 560.81
        • with hernia - see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction
          • gangrenous - see Hernia, by site, with gangrene
        • duodenum 537.3
      • congenital 751.4
      • female (postoperative) (postinfective) 614.6
      • pelvic, female 614.6
      • pelvic, male 568.0
      • postpartal, pelvic 614.6
      • to uterus 614.6
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • duodenum (bulb) 537.3
  • Compression
    • duodenum (external) (see also Obstruction, duodenum) 537.3
  • Congestion, congestive
    • duodenum 537.3
  • Constriction
    • duodenum 537.3
  • Lesion(s)
    • duodenum 537.89
      • with obstruction 537.3
  • Megaduodenum 537.3
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • duodenum 537.3
      • congenital 751.1
      • due to
        • compression NEC 537.3
        • cyst 537.3
        • intrinsic lesion or disease NEC 537.3
        • scarring 537.3
        • torsion 537.3
        • ulcer 532.91
        • volvulus 537.3
  • Scar, scarring (see also Cicatrix) 709.2
    • duodenal (bulb) (cap) 537.3
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • duodenum 537.3
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • duodenum 537.3
  • Torsion
    • duodenum 537.3
  • Volvulus (bowel) (colon) (intestine) 560.2
    • duodenum 537.3
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